Friday night I had the chance to try one of the two new restaurants at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. I chose Burgers and More by Emeril over Carnegie Deli (although after walking by the desserts at the Deli, I know I'll be back to try it).

The BAM menu was very unique. My friend, Jeanne, and I started off with the Grilled Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, which was served warm on a wooden skewer over a bed of shredded lettuce with a red remoulade sauce. It had a great taste, but it was a little bit of a challenge to get them off the skewer. Even the table next to us struggled with it.

For our entrees, we both chose to "Create A Burger" which consists of circling all the options you want on a form. I chose to build a turkey burger and Jeanne chose the short rib brisket blend. For toppings, there were a ton to choose from: lettuce, tomato, onion, fried egg, balsamic fried onions, pickles, mushrooms, multiple different cheeses and sauces, avocado and a bunch more that I am forgetting.

Each burger also came with a choice of a side dish. I chose the BAM fries, which were seasoned with a creole-type spice and served in a small deep fryer basket lined with paper. Jeanne chose the andouille barbecued white beans which were pretty spicy as well, almost like a kicked-up version of baked beans.

Both burgers were outstanding, and I would know ... we both sampled each others, just to make sure ;-).

When it was time for dessert, we figured why not? You only live once! We split a bananas foster milkshake, one of six choices of shakes, along with malts and sundaes, on the menu.

Now that BAM is officially open to the public, will you be trying it?